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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a death row inmate set to die in nearly 48 hours is making yet another appeal tonight. this one to the nineth circuit court of appeals in san francisco. albert brown is scheduled to die one minute after midnight early wednesday morning. he was convicted of abducting, raping and killing susan jordan of riverside. now, more on what could be california's first execution in nearly five years. lilian? >> carolyn, we now know how the state plans to end brown's life. the convicted inmate had until noon today to make his choice. death row inmate albert brown was given the choice how he wanted to die. with a heavy dose or a 3-drug cocktail. >> i think a lawyer's worst nightmare is to talk to a client about how they should choose the way they want to die. >> she is head of the death penalty college at santa clara university. she says the three-drug cocktail is considered more risky because it involves a paralyzing agent. >> the paralytic raised
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Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm PDT
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally, street drug sales have been around the crack cocai
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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm PDT
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
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Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed their mind but i just wanna see my house. get stuff out. pretty
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
francisco $16 million a year. the money would be used to help cover expenses linked to alcohol bows. the alcohol and hospitality business opposes the fee, saying it would hurt business and kill jobs. >>> it remained unclear, san francisco based kraig list has any plans to restore adult service ads ads to hit webs. they shut down the six section friday night. the move comes just over a week after 17 state attorneys general wrote a letter to craigslist demanding that it remove the section. >> from one perspective you can enter prepare the as asucceeding -- acceding to the demands of attorneys general, calling on craigslist to take this down. but on the other hand, the fact they put in black letters the word "censor" indicates they might be defiant. >> alan: law enforcement accused craigslist of not doing enough to deter prostitution and halt child trafficking. craigslist has refused requests for comments. >>> the california supreme court will consider the legality of those friday furloughs this week. the court will hear arguments on wednesday on three lawsuits filed by thousands of wo
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Sep 4, 2010 8:00am PDT
northerly component and then off shore bringing us the warm effort day out of the next three which will be labor day and on our coast. elsewhere around the bay and much cooler weather tuesday and wednesday. our current visible satellite picture shows the fog went across the bay into some of our east bay neighborhoods clearing around the delta and this morning you have the delta breeze. you will see the range of temperatures from the 60s and 80s around the bay. a pleasant day here. tropical storm esh89 continues to lose speed and strength. 70 miles an hour right now and pulling out of new england. the rain, it is lashing parts of nova scotia and still see a couple inches of rain there but sunny and more comfortable weather for most of the eastern seaboard. back home we'll see the clouds hug the coast today. an area of low pressure passes to the east of us. then as that happens, we have higher pressure building in. northerly winds sweeping the fog away. breezy tomorrow, but then we'll see the numbers skyrocket on monday for much warmer weather. low clouds and fog this morning in saus
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Sep 26, 2010 5:00pm PDT
years, the drug cocktail will be used. brown was convicted of raping and murdering a girl 30 years ago. >>> the highway patrol expects to be directing traffic near bodega bay. a wildfire is almost contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition at a burn center in san francisco after being injured battling the fire. he came into contact with a power line, it's believed. >> the pastor of a mega church in georgia will fight allegations he used church funds to seduce young man. he spoke publicly about the sex scandal for the first time today. we have this report on a sermon nobody expected a few days ago. >> an antigay past you in one of the largest churches in the world faced his 25,000 member congregation over accusations he used church funds to seduce young men. >> i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. [applause] >> that's not me. that is not me. >> reporter: in a fourth lawsuit filed on friday, a 22-year-old man says he was 17 when the preacher first made advances. the young man
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Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm PDT
about $16 million a year. the money would be used to help cover expenses linked to alcohol abuse. the alcohol hospitality business oppose had the fee -- opposes the fee saying it would hurt business and kill jobs. >>> looks like the ceo fired from hp is about to land on his feet. how mark herd could be working at yet another bay area company thanks to some help from a friend. and then this -- >> we are on the right path. >> economic follow sees have failed. >> the debate heats up over what should be done to physical the economy. and the burning man festival is winding down tonight. >> and hi, everyone. i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. it was a nice, mild day today. a little warmer. it is still warm right now with parts of the bay area still in the 70s. more heat for us tomorrow. you can see >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> flooding is the latest concern as new zealand struggles to recover from saturday's 7.1 earthquake. the powerful earthquake destroyed at least 500 buildings. in christ church the mayor extended a stay of emergency for another two day
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Sep 25, 2010 6:00am PDT
investigation. abc 7's lisa amin gulezian shows us the video but the case involved juveniles so we blurred out faces to protect identities. >> growing up being in high school. cop's daughter not the one to mess around with. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly to this cellphone video on august 30th. he gave it to our media partner, the san jose mercury news. and we showed it to the independent police officer. the judge couldn't comment directly because she's looking into all the allegations. but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the department's duty manual that should be scrutinized. >> when a officer is on duty or is off duty that officers will avoid becoming officially involved in quarrels or disputes occurring in their own neighborhoods. >> the other is an article that deals with an officer's code of conduct involving personal feelings. the teenager's parents insist the officer was out of line that night. >> this does not bode well. do you know what that means? no. not a good thing when the person you had
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Sep 18, 2010 6:00am PDT
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state and federal law makeser and by the gov
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Sep 19, 2010 6:00am PDT
maximum limit. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's get started going to lisa argen because we had a little unsettled weather, a chance of rain. >> good morning, everyone. it is raining in the north bay and it has been as a cold front slides to the south and east. live doppler 7 hd shows the return, some of them anyway. some are just the radar beam is hitting above the rays. that's why we're not picking up everything. wet into novato over to walnut creek. the roadways are slick. we're looking at a couple cells here ready to move into san francisco. once these areas of rain move on through, we still have a lot of clouds but we also have a nice looking seven-day outlook. the details a bit later. >> thank you, lisa. some san jose police officers and city council members will gather at the scene of a crime today. protesting changes in the city's police department. they'll be at the shopping center on story road where a 12-year-old boy was shot and a 13-year-old stabbed while trick or treating last year. it was a mistaken gang attack. starting today sa
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Sep 19, 2010 5:00pm PDT
: george says she is more determined than ever to use her new freedom to help her friends achieve theirs. >> my life begins the day we can be reunited with our families and prison walls behind us. >> carolyn: shourd has been in ayman since being released from the prison. the doctors determined she was, quote, physically well. >> alan: a neighborhood in danville was evacuated after three pipe bombs were found inside the home. inside officers found three pipe bombs along with a small amount of leftover bombmaking material. the explosives were safely disposed of and the neighbors were allowed back in their homes. police arrested the suspected bombmaker, eric dennis, who rents the house. >>> tomorrow, pacific gas & electric is expected to release a list of its 100 most risky pipelines across california. it comes after pressure from lawmakers and residents following the deadly san bruno explosion. pg&e opposed release of the list, and today survivors are trying to steer their attention away from the tragedy and toward the recovery. we're live in san bruno at the benefit concert today. >> repo
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Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
built more than 50 years ago. >>> few of us can imagine what the injured san bruno victims and their families are going through, but one bay area woman knows all too well. she was also badly burned when a piece of pg&e equipment exploded. her story of recovery is inspirational. you would never know by looking at lisa nash what happened to her five years ago. >> i had to learn how to walk again. i had to learn how to use my hands. >> if anyone understands what the san bruno victims are facing it's lisa nash. it was august 2005. she was walking to work in san francisco's financial district. there was an explosion in an underground pg&e vault. the force lifted a manhole cover rocked buildings blocks away and sent nash to st. francis memorial hospital which has a renowned burn unit. >> it was not just the burns. it was my lungs had been affected, my skin. i was vulnerable to all sorts of infection. >> she was heavily sedated for two weeks and there were skin grafts, something likely for the san bruno victims now at st. francis. >> it's a very uncomfortable scar for a while. it takes a go
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Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said e
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Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm PDT
bombs and a small amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- >>> the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> thank you, lisa. sounds good. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. police in san francisco are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard meets. a gray two-door honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside the honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. this comes after 17 state attorneys general called on the website to get rid of those ads. abc 7's amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take ax axle -- action eliminating prostitution ads. >> the word sensored now appears where the adult services section on
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Sep 11, 2010 8:00am PDT
explosion happened. they literally ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was in flames. it was like a volcano erupted and there was a huge plume of fire and smoke and the air was so hot. our backyard was on fire, we couldn't get to the car because it was so hot. >> their house and cat are gone. >>> the they came here to the rec center and pg&e representatives who gave them thousand dollars and a voucher for a rental car. >> pg&e has made a one million dollar contribution to assist charity groups. wells fargo has given $50,000 to the red cross. if you want to help out. 1-888-443-5772. salvation army is also accepting contributions, too. they have several drop-off sites. find all this information on our website at www.abc7.com. click on see it on tv. we have extensive coverage the fire. a responsible to the disaster from veteran fighters who say they have never seen anything like this, to fema who was undee [ male announcer ] have something you love doing? cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing
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Sep 25, 2010 8:00am PDT
attorney investigation. lisa amin gulezian shows us the video that this case involved juveniles so wee blurred out faces to protect their identities. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly took this cell phone video on august 30th. he gave it to the san jose mercury news. we showed it to the independent police auditor. they couldn't comment directly because she is looking into all the allegations but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the manual that should be scrutinized. >> when an officer is on duty or off duty, that officers will avoid become officially involved in quarrels or disputes. >> the other is the code of conduct involving personal feelings. teenager's parents insists the officer was out of line that night. >> but the officer's attorney paints a different picture, one of a concerned father that is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man upset or crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory. >> they point to this moment w
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Sep 5, 2010 9:00am PDT
>>> good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us. san francisco police are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 last night near the send end of lake merced. police say a gray two-door honda crashed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. >>> the word censored that has the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years we have persuaded craigslist to take action eliminating prostitution ads. it has donl the right thing now by shutting down the adult services section. >> the word censored appears where the adult services section was but melissa with prosecution research and education points out ads for sex are still there. >> you look at their website, you'
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Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
son in arizona as our contact person in case anybody wanted to know what happened 'to us. they could call down there. >> reporter: the cleanup will begin next week. while this is happening, the bay area air quality management district will install monitors. >> don't know what's going to happen now. i'm thinking of many things now. >> reporter: margaret sullivan was in her house. she is having a hard time sleeping at night. >> feel my body shaking. i'll be all right. i'll be all right. to be alive. >> reporter: this where is the american red cross is helpful, providing counseling to people who need it. abc-7 news. >> alan: a police chase in oakland ended with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. the chase ended up at the intersection of ignacio avenue and hide street this evening. the driver intentionally rammed a car, and the pursuit ended with the suspect slamming into a second car. the driver ran off but was caught and arrested. a woman in the second car was taken to the hospital but her injuries are minor. >>> authorities in southern california are searching for
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Sep 4, 2010 11:00pm PDT
rittenhouse is. the 72-year-old knows valdemore who used to stay with rittenhouse and his wife, allen. they found allen and her friend dead tuesday. rittenhouse is charged only with having large amounts of explosives in the house. his attorney says rittenhouse isn't involved with any murders. >> i have reason to believe the bodies were put there sometime that day, the day of his arrest. >> reporter: the police came to the landfill because the car last seen being driven by valdemore was dumped at a hercules shooting center. valdemore used to work at the shopping center, and all the trash from that center comes to this landfill. in pittsburg, lisa amin gulezian, abc-7 news. >> alan: national transportation safety board investigators are examining the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a lag -- lag goon in san car loss. the body of a third victim was recovered on thursday. the ntsb said the flight controls on the small plane were in the correct position. >> we're going section the aircraft, do a closer investigation into the controls, put it on a trailer, truck it to a secure facility,
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. a firefighter remains in a san francisco hospital this morning after being severely burned while balloting wildfire near bodega bay. they believe the volunteer firefighter touched a power line. the fire begin near highway 1 and bodega highway. so far it's burned nearly hundred acres but crews have it 80% contained. chp is escorting drivers through a section of highway 1 near the scene. amy hollyfield tells us more. >> more than 300 firefighters from 14 different agencies pounced on this fire, but it had a lot of fuel to keep it going. it wasn't until six and a half hours until after it got started that firefighters got most of it contained. >> it was amazing. i mean, it was so fast, from the time it happened probably within a minute. it was uncontrollable. >> tracy crane was at home watching television when the power went out. she was headed toward the breaker box when she saw the fire. she barely got out in time. >> everything i left sitting on the counter. >> the fire burned a rural area right around highway 1. t
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Sep 12, 2010 6:00pm PDT
other homes where people were not so fortunate. >> used to be a house here. i used to look from there. have very nice deck. and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. their hays was spared from the flames that consumed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic since her family escaped thursday night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like something mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporter: the family is waiting for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry and get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until night so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were told to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighborhood. this view fr
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Sep 4, 2010 4:00pm PDT
different scents. >> reporter: the only other place police have to turn is here. the lockup. the man used to say with risenhouse. the police found allen and her friend dead on tuesday. riddenhouse is charged with housing small amounts of explosives in his house. his attorney says he is not involved in murders. >> i have reason to believe the bodies were put there on the day of his arrest. >> reporter: the russia the police came to this landfill, because the car that he was last season driving, which was owned by allen, was dumped at a shopping center. all the trash from that center comes right here. live in purse burg. lisa amin gulezian lease. >>> national transportation safety board investigators are examining the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on thursday. the plane was brought to shore overnight. the bodies of two victims were still inside when the aircraft when it was pulled from the water. the body of a third victim was recovered on thursday. the ntsb says the flight controls on the small plane were in the correct position. >> so we're going to section the aircraft, do a closer
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Sep 18, 2010 4:00pm PDT
doing that as good as we can be. we will look forward any additional information, and use that information to better prepare ourselves for the worst outcome. >> alan: pg&e has been reluck can't to release the list, citing national security concerns. they will appear at the council meeting on september 28th. >>> a burned koran was discovered this week in san francisco. the muslim civil rights group care reports the holly -- -- this is the first reported incident of a koran burning in the bay area. >> we have a habit of thinking of the bay area is a open and diverse and these things don't happen. we want to make sure people know they are happening so they're extra cautious and vigilant. >> alan: the incident is especially troubling following the florida pastor's threat to burn the cor -- koran. >> sarah shourd is on her way back to the united states. she thanks the leaders of oman who helped her be released. she was arrest while hawking along the iran-iraq border. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood. and the c
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to make the decision so the three-drug cocktail will be used. brown appealed to the nine circuit. but if the higher court decides not to step in, brown is scheduled to die 12:01 wednesday morning. >> whose going on here is that the lawyers are considering whether they can make an argument that it is crowell -- cruel and unusual punishment to require a man to choose the manner of his death, and they're thinking as long as the congratulations alternative is the three-part lethal injection process, they still have all of those issues. >> reporter: brown is scheduled to be the 14th person to be executed in california. the first execution in nearly five years and the first to be held in the newly con -- constructed death chamber. >> carolyn: the chp expects to re-open highway 1 at any moment near o'dig -- bodega bay. the wildfire is 100% contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition in a burn center in san franciscoful cal fire believes he came in contact with a powerline. we're feeling warm weather throughout northern california. a strong high-pressure system is
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Sep 12, 2010 5:00pm PDT
down the street. they're too fragile to be exposed to scenes where their playground used to be. >> reporter: those residents who were green-flagged can stay home. those with yellow flags can only go back and get belong examination wait for further instructions. those residents whose homes have been red-tagged they have to wait until tomorrow. abc-7 news. >> carolyn: as tomas just mentioned residents of the 37 homes destroyed by fire were not allowed to return to their property today. they have been invited to a briefing tomorrow morning at the san bruno senior center next to the city park. the meeting begins at 10:00 in the morning. >>> more now on the latest numbers from the tragedy. san bruno city officials confirmed two of the six people believed to be missing following the explosion have now been located. the official death toll stands at four with four others now listed as missing. the coroner says he is still trying to determine if some of the remains that have been found or human or animal. also today, pg&e confirmed the natural gas transmission line that exploded on thu
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Sep 12, 2010 9:00am PDT
saving today. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes for the first time since thursday's tragic fire. they may smell the odor of natural gas as pg&e crews work to restore service. officials held a briefing just a short time ago giving the latest on the situation. san mateo coroner has revised the death toll back to four. six people remain missing and cadaver dogs will resume their search today in the burned out area. tomas ramon joins us with the latest. >> we're here at the shopping center about a mile away from the affected area. san bruno residents got the best news they have had in three days. the city manager connie jackson said many residents will be able to return home today and be able to stay in their homes today, but many others won't be so lucky. >> residents will be returning home after being homeless for three days. they will be returning home devastated by thursday's destruction and fire that destroyed 37 homes. residents will be able to get belongings and clothes that are red-tagged today. what cased
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Sep 18, 2010 8:00am PDT
just to discuss the line itself in general. the risk terminology. that will be important for all of us to have a clear understanding on. >> san bruno city officials have just started to offer to clear debreeb from the property of 37 fire victim who's lost homes. the service will be free as long as the homeowners sign a waiver. residents whose homes were damaged are either doing clean up work themselves or the contractors to do it. >> the patrol believes alcohol may have played a role in a crash that killed one teen-aged boy and has left two of his novato high classmates fighting for their lives. the driver and another passenger escaped with minor injuries. their bmw kol collide -- collided with a tractor trailer half mile west of san marin drive. beer cans littered the scene. officers discovered a smashed liquor bottle inside of the car. they arrested the drunk driver, for drunk driving and driving without a valid license. >> it's a horrible learning opportunity. of what... combination of alcohol, cars, and poor judgment can do. tragedy like this just shows us how valuable life is. abs
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Sep 12, 2010 6:00am PDT
ahead as well. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes today for the first time since thursday's tragic fire and may smell the odor of natural gas as pg&e crews work to restore service. some residents will be able to resume living in their homes. others will be able to go in and gather their belongings. people with red tag tones will have no access to their houses. officials plan to hold a briefing at 8:00 this morning, just in a couple hours. they'll explain those details and more. the san mateo county coroner has revised the death toll back to four and that is down from the seven reported last night. san bruno police hope forensic tests on skeletal remains found yesterday will determine if they belong to fire victims. authorities have also revealed that six residents are missing. search teams and cadaver dogs will resume looking today for any additional victims. now, of the six people reported missing, three are members of the bulllist family. amy holyfield talked to relatives who are frustrated and
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Sep 4, 2010 6:00am PDT
strip mall in vallejo. >> let us all remember cindy and rick not for having died but for having lived. >> 46-year-old cindy was known as jenny to her coworkers and clients at devin's salon. she cut people's hair for a living, but she was also a friend. >> she was so warm. and wonderful! >> she's a lady. she'll be missed. >> 73-year-old ricardo worked as a security guard at the bank. >> and ricardo. just a wonderful man. he always had a smile, and he was just -- so gracious. we'll miss them both. >> police believe cindy's boyfriend murdered ricardo because he thought ricardo was getting involved with cindy. it's believed he strangled cindy before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police. >> i still don't know why it happened. >> more than 100 people attended. >> what they represented was just true friendship. that's what will be missed most. >> cindy tran had four sons ranging in age from 14 to 21. her friends set up a fund for the boys. they say she was a devoted mother. in vallejo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> and another aspect of this case. the husband of one of the ot
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Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT
raises concerns the two american prisoners are being used as bar gapping chips and may not be released soon. everyone hopes one release will be followed by others. abc news. >> carolyn: it's been 11 days since the gas pipeline exploded in san bruno, killing at least four people. today people all over the peninsula came together for a day of healing and fundraising. a benefit concert collected donations for victims of the fire, and showed support for the entire community. we have this report. >> reporter: in a community where it seems like everyone knows someone impacted by the explosion, it also seems like just about everyone is ready to help out. >> just getting it back to where it is. a good cause. >> reporter: whether it's the cup cak stand or big a t-shirt, these neighbors say it's time to chip in and help and to begin healing. >> we will rebuild and become again a city we want to invite you back to in a couple years from now. >> reporter: but there's still a long road ahead. con instruments crews boarded up the final windows in the blast zone. 15-year-old corrina walsh's
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Sep 26, 2010 9:00am PDT
again-for all of us. >>> good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. this sounds too familiar, a natural gas explosion has killed at least two people and leveled part of their neighborhood. it happened in belgium. the explosion sent 17 people to the hospital and leveled at least three homes in the northern part of brussels. witnesses told police they heard a loud blast and then felt the ground shake just before midnight brussels' time. crews have spent more than 12 hours on the scene. >> today is a day off for the cleanup crews in san bruno. work was done in the disaster zone yesterday. 29 of the 35 residents who lost their homes have signed a liability waiver including a guarantee they won't have any out-of-pocket expenses. pg&e says it will ultimately pick up the estimated $60,000 per house. officials hope to have the cleanup work con within four weeks before the rainy season begins. governor swarzenegger discussed the san bruno disaster in his weekly radio address. she promising a full investigation. >> in this case you really have to have a panel. i can
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Sep 25, 2010 11:00pm PDT
bringing us this warm air mass. tomorrow we're talking a slight onshore flow, and temperatures around the coast might drop a few degrees, but for the rest of us, hot day. upper 50s, even in san francisco, oakland, 61, and san jose, so very comfortable evening. tomorrow we're going to climb right back into the 90s again. san jose, clear skies, sunshine. san jose, upper 80s, for parts of the peninsula. pacifica, no fog for the fog cities -- festival. downtown san francisco, 86 degrees and 90s in the north bay, sonoma and napa. try to stay cool out there. near 90 degrees for pretty much everyone in the east bay. so warm and sunny. this is going to be pretty comfortable for you, and interior areas will see our hottest numbers with 97 livermore, walnut creek. and santa cruz, 92. so if you're head though boardwalk, bring your shorts and sun screen. so another hot day in store for us tomorrow. with the warm air mass and the cumulative effects on monday, we'll see temperatures easily into the 90s in the inland areas -- hundreds in the inland areas, 90s around the bay. 70s on the coast. they will
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00am PDT
. the latest on the investigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 18th and lake shore avenue, about a half block from where i am. the other one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here near third avenue and 18th street, the other lake shore avenue. the two attacks close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexually attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> make sure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devices and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when more people are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alert and i carry mace with me at all times when i walk the dog. i
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Sep 17, 2010 11:00am PDT
killed four and destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighborhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the american red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. the school was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned about them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn't believe it when he heard the announcement her school was coming h
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm PDT
scaled the tower late today. he says this won't be his last climb. don joins us live from south of market in san francisco. >> right her at the millenium tower. he climbed the world trade center and sears tower but he says that he had to do this and actually a number of years ago u.s. special forces told him that the world trade center would be attacked he didn't know when but ever since 9/11 he's been carrying around the guilt. >> lacking at the building i mean there's this wall of fear that facing it is so intimidating. >>reporter: i the sky scraper man after his arrest. blisters on the hands and citation for trespassing and public nuisance. but this climb up the 60 story tower was for a reason he says. he believes sky scrapers are vulnerable to another terrorist attack. and that firemen can't battle blazes at this high at talked and more. >> in doing so i felt like i was doing it for all the cancer survivors out there. >>reporter: he's a survivor of stage 4 cancer. almost killed him 10 years ago. that's when he began planning this climb. he ascended slowly with huge suction cup.
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Sep 20, 2010 11:00am PDT
us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an intersection very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipeline that runs underneath the street here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpitas border. >> that's the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are they precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes as a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco and one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid about it but it makes me reconsider coming in and just working from home downtown instead of coming around here. it's a risk after what i've seen. >> mayor
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00am PDT
asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to breathe some clean air. i'll have a clearing trend and a cooling trend in your fo
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Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm PDT
friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding my breath. >> a friend of sarah shored and her fiancee is hopeful reports shord will be released saturday morning are true. >> i can't wait to see sarah and all of them come home but goitsing to be hard to believe until, you know, i'm giving them a hug and to see them back in the united states. >> the three have been held since july, 2009. arrested while hiking along the iraqi border. in may, mother wars loued to visit them in a hotel in tehran where shord is set to be released. today, the mothers said they're all innocent and we continue to call for their release so they can return home together and be reunited with our families. until now, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has maintained the three uc berkeley
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
us once everyone who wants a second changs to go in gets that opportunity, then, hazmat will do a final inspection and then, the sites will be cleared. we did see the county health department director out here tonight giving a tour of the site to a company called inner city demolition. in san bruno abc 7 news. >> and the governor got a look at the damage this afternoon. he arrived from a flight from asia he'd been on a trade mission since this happened. governor schwartzeneggar offered prayers to those owe who lost so much. and a promise he's taking a hands on role into the investigation into what went wrong and who is to blame. >> and i'm on that. because i'm a big believer, not so much in pointing finger buzz only way we can learn from thing that's happened from mistakes that are made is by looking into it and acknowledging it. honestly, then making the changes to it doesn't happen again. >> the governor says he spoke with the president and requested a federal disaster declaration. >> during this tragedy we're learning of another story of heroism tonight. three men being credite
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
passenger as board. >> experts using tissue samples to determine the species of a whale that wash add shore this morning on ocean beach. it's badly decomposed and made it hard to examine. researchers have been able to determine it's not a hump back, gray, or blue whale. it's a bounty for researchers. >> it's hard for us to study them out so far in the ocean this, gives us a good opportunity to put together different pods and populations of the whales in the wild. >> and a carcass will be buried during low tide on the beach tomorrow. it was just last week a tanker impaled a whale on the bough and that is probably dead when hit. >>> there is a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone just before 8:00 on a road around snell road. the attacker tried to sexual assault sure, she managed to runway. and oakland police are issuing a warning two women were robbed and sexual assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be responsible for the attacks. the victims say the
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Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm PDT
point, that is the biggest loosened for us. >> they found him last night as he was driving tran's are ka. he ended up at the 99 ranch market in richmond. he ran inside and grabbed a meat cleaver. a chp officer shot him to death. inside the car they found tran's body in the passenger seat. >> you know, we love her dearly. she is a great catch. any man would love to be with her. she -- it is so sad. she will never see her son get married or be a grandmother. >> cindy tran had three sons, and they tell us she was a loving mother who lived for her kids. they say she had broken up with him a couple weeks ago. she was planning on reuniting with their father. live in hercules, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, thanks. >>> police say the white cadillac escalade found in the parking lot is linked to both the suspect and to two women found dead inside a house in vallejo. abc7's alan alan wang picks up the story from there. >> police believe the de come -- the decomposing bodies were the missing friends, alan and smart. >> it appearses the bodies have been here for several days. i can say one b
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Aug 31, 2010 11:00pm PDT
mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> a violent end to a bay area man hunt. the one suspect wanted by two police departments is dead, and inside his car, a gruesome discovery. >> we begin tonight with breaking news in richmond. the information that links a chp shooting there to unsolved cases in vallejo and hercules. lisa amin is live at the scene for us in richmond. lisa? >> reporter: carolyn -- >> carolyn, we are at the ranch 99 market in richmond where there is an active scene going on behind me. police are trying to piece together this very, very complicated situation. chp officials confirm their officer shot and killed murder suspect valdamaro. he is not the only one who is dead. his girlfriend who police say was kidnapped this morning from vallejo is dead inside of the car. investigators believe she was dead before he got here to richm
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm PDT
? >> i don't. >> a receptionist told us there have been a lot of calls about the story. president son vacation. none of the other four has responded to a request for an interview. we why v.yet to receive a call from the sheriff's office. the marin sheriff's report says deputies drew tasers 87 times last year. in san francisco, they carry them in jails, rarely using them. the sheriff says they drew devices only 15 times. the sheriff's office is looking at statistics in it now. >> and there is a tragic crash and a terrifying scare happened when a small plane came screaming back to earth just barely missing an office building. the man who owned the plane air, victim is a 92-year-old who flew in world war ii. the plane that crashed is this model. a queen air. we take you through what happened tonight. >> i was talking with a friend who stopped by. he was a decorated world war ii hero saying bob is a character and a civic leader here, it's out tlchl the wreckage, underwater now. the national transportation safety board is going to come start the investigation. they're the one that's will d
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Sep 16, 2010 11:00am PDT
. karina rusk joins us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are now clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this horrific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james and fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after colliding with that vehicle, it continued eastbo
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm PDT
drugs the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment and whether making brown choose how he wants to die is constitutional. attorneys for albert greenwood brown argued his execution should be put on hold. first offering him a choice between one drug and a three-drug method violated state regulations. >> this is not proper. >> and second that the method might still cause him pain, considered cruel and unusual punishment though it's just been updated to eliminate that argument. the state argued brown was given a choice by order of a judge and lawyers failed to show evidence of possible pain from the three-drug method. >> the judge refused to block the execution based on arguments. >> he has not demonstrated he's likely to prevail at this time. applications will restraint order is denied. >> brown convicted in 1982 for the 1980 rape and murder of a riverside teenager, susan jordan. if it goes as scheduled it would be the first california execution since being put on hold in 2006 over a concern about flaws in the injection procedure. >> this is the nature of death penalty litigation. you
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
again-for all of us. >> good evening everyone. pg&e most closely guarded secret upped the streets of san francisco is a secret no more. >> after two weeks of wrestling with the power company the fire chief finally getting answers. amy is here now with cooperation that the chief was fight to go get. >>reporter: it took some time but she got what she wanted. she knows where the pipes r.big question is what will she do with the form? will sheree lease it or keep it to herself? here it is. map of the gas line running through san francisco. fire chief the white asked for this a week ago. >> very pleased that this morning representatives from pg&e came here to the building and hand delivered a map to me as well as the pipeline integrity management system plan. >>reporter: week ago pg&e refused to let her have it. for security and safety reasons. we asked them about the change of heart. >> we have looked at both the safety and security concerns and we knew there was a lot of interest from the public and a lot of concerns over the safety of our pipeline stem and we wanted to do everything
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Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm PDT
someone with relationships with people and borrowed money and veiled himself in the use of the vehicles and things like that. >> authorities spotted him driving his girlfriend's acurea in pleasant hill, a chase through thest east bay ended in richmond. he ran inside of the 99 ranch market neat department he grabbed a cleaver, threatening officers. the chp shot him dead, then made a gruesome december cover rye additional units outside of the parking lot locating a female in the passenger seat they believed was initially condon shus them pulled her out to render aid, noticed she had been deceased. >> now, authorities also believe that the girlfriend may have been strangled to death. as for the escalade, it remains here in the parking lot. the man told us he did peek inside, didn't see anything unusual inside of the truck. hercules police say salas's outstanding disappearance now remains a big loosened in this case. -- loose-enend in this case. >>> a second suspect was arrested and police found a house full of explosives and chemicals. >> bodies and bombs is how one neighbor descr
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Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. if you don't have the money, it is difficult to offer the same level of service we are used to. >> ac transit is in a contract dispute with their labor union. they say if the labor will make compromises, then some of the cuts can be avoided. if that doesn't happen, these cuts will go into affect in december. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you a lot. >>> another transit agency is looking for additional revenue. bart is considering selling the naming rights to stations and putting up more wrap around ads on the outside of trains to raise a little extra cash. those measures will be debated at a board meeting tomorrow. >>> jaycee dugard and her two daughters may be spared from reliving the ordeal in court. nancy and her husband, philip, were indicted by a grand jury. neither the district attorney's office nor the grand jury though will confirm that report. it would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing which would likely have required dugard ea testimony. they are accused of kidnapping and holding her for years. both pled not guilty. >>> two men were seriously
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